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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Globacom lifts Ghana with N13.9m

Second National Operator (SNO), Globacom Limited, has taken its corporate social responsibility off shore by lifting the Ghanaian government with a donation of 1 billion Cedis, about N13.9 million.

Head, Outdoor Advertising of Globacom, Mr. Bode Opesietan, disclosed this in a press statement made available to our correspondent, said the donation was to support the development of the country by the government, especially in preparation for its 50th anniversary.
Globacom's Head of New Markets and Special Projects, Mr. Yinka Olafimihan who presented the cheque of one billion cedis on behalf of Globacom Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr, to the Ghanaian Minister for Presidential Affairs, Mr Kwawo Mpiani, at the weekend.
Mr. Olafimihan said the donation was a token of love and admiration to the government and good people of this great country.
“We believe that we do not have to wait till we launch our operation in Ghana before contributing our own little quota to your celebrations" he said.
He also applauded the government and people of Ghana for nurturing peace and tranquility in the country and for their friendly disposition towards investors.
"We wish to note that since we expressed our interest to do business in Ghana, we have been accepted with open arms by both the people and government,” he said, assuring that Globacom sees Ghana as home also, just as the telco desires to be an integral part of nation’s life as the telco have been in Nigeria in the past three-and-a-half years.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the government, Mr Mpiani who doubles as Chief of Staff to Ghanaian President, commended Globacom Limited, for the gesture and described the telco as Africa's fastest growing telecommunication network, that is credible with good corporate citizenship worthy of invitation to invest in Ghana.
The presentation ceremony was held at the presidential Castle, Osu, Accra.
Earlier, Globacom had donated US$50,000 to the CAN 2008 Business Club in Accra as a modest contribution towards the successful hosting of the 2008 African Cup of Nations by Ghana.
Globacom Limited began operation in Nigeria in August 2003 as the country’s second national telecommunications carrier and in line with its vision of building the biggest and most efficient network on the continent, Globacom deployed its acclaimed world class telecommunications infrastructure across Nigeria, crashing the cost of telephony in the country backed with introduction of innovative products and services.

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